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[BKARTS] Extra Paul Johnson Workshop in San Francisco



The San Francisco Center for the Book has added an extra summer
workshop by Paul Johnson, the British book and paper artist who is
internationally recognized for his pioneering work in developing
literacy through the book arts.

Making Surprise-Filled Books with Children, scheduled for Thursday
July 11 from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m., is ideal for school teachers,
parents or book artists interested in inventive, inspiring and
kid-friendly book structures. With little more than scissors and
glue, participants (and later, their students) learn to make books to
read, to view like a picture, to hold and explore like a sculpture or
to rearrange in a variety of 3D shapes. You can expect to take away
dozens of different book models - integrating verbal and visual
images and paper technology - that make learning fun for children. To
illustrate the class, Paul draws on a range of children's 3D books
from the Book Art Project, a research program he ran for many years
at Manchester Metropolitan University. See
http://www.sfcb.org/php/classes.php3?id=1025725774 for details.

We can also take a few more registrations for Paul's two-day workshop
for book artists, The Book as Picture: The Permanently Open Page, on
Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants
will construct a three-dimensional book that hangs on the wall
instead of sitting on a shelf. Class begins with a look at the books
Paul has designed to be displayed as reliefs or hung as pictures.
Participants spend the rest of the day developing 3D models. On Day
Two, we incorporate several of those models into a single book, as
well as experimenting with different paper-engineering techniques for
use within a single page. Your finished book might feature pull-outs,
lift-the-flap pages, 90- and 180-degree pop-up movable units,
removable parts and more!  See
http://www.sfcb.org/php/classes.php3?id=t2-071302-bnd for details.

Paul will also be giving a free, public talk titled Movable Magic on Friday
July 12 from 7-9 p.m. at the Center. He'll pull a library's worth of
books - many of his own, others made by British schoolchildren - from
a single suitcase! And he'll talk about the endless power of the book
as an aesthetic,
architectural form and its special fascination for children (of all ages).

For a complete listing of classes at the San Francisco Center for the
Book, visit our web site (http://www.sfcb.org/) You can register for
class by calling us at (415) 565-0545 or by faxing the registration
form found on our web site to (415) 565-0556.

Paul Johnson is author of A Book of One's Own, Literacy Through the
Book Arts, and Words and Pictures Together, among other works. He ran
the Book Art Project from Manchester Metropolitan University from
1986 to 1997. His work is in the collections of the Cooper-Hewett
Museum in New York, the National Gallery, the Library of Congress,
the University of California at Berkeley and Yale University, among
other institutions.  He exhibits widely and is on the UK Craft
Council's select list of British craftspeople.

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